Trent Van Haaften on Health Care

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2010

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Health Care

Health care costs continue to rise for average Hoosier families. While there have been positive reforms – such as holding insurance companies accountable for abuses and ensuring they can no longer deny coverage because of a pre-existing conditions – we must address rising health care costs. Trent supports reform that includes:

· Providing tax credits for small businesses so they can afford health care for their employees.
· Requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.
· Eliminating the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole” to help seniors afford prescription drugs.
· Allowing children under 26 to be covered by their parents’ insurance policy.
· Making health care in rural areas more accessible.

Trent strongly supports Medicare and will work to keep the program strong for years to come. He will oppose cuts to beneficiaries.

Trent knows health care for our military veterans deserves special attention. He will work to strengthen health care for our military veterans and ensure that VA clinics are more accessible to our veterans, whether they be in urban or rural areas.

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